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Environmental initiatives in Bangladesh

Environmental initiatives in Bangladesh

I recently visited Bangladesh and was very impressed by several of the environmental initiatives this small, poor, and overcrowded nation of a growing 150 million has achieved.



Hazards of being green

For the past two years, most every ever green post has had an insight into how life can be made more eco-friendly. But just because I incorporate helping the environment into my everyday life doesn't necessarily mean that everyone else thinks it helps them, too.


Make your own lip balm with natural ingredients

Make your own lip balm with natural ingredients

Store-bought lip balms are expensive and contain ingredients that probably aren't very good for you, so I decided to make my own.



Alternative-energy-powered gadgets

Alternative-energy-powered gadgets

Wind-up and/or solar-powered chargers, radios, and flashlights are environmentally-friendly alternatives to the usual plug-in or battery-powered versions.

What it’s like to walk to and from work

Forget the hybrid vehicle or even a bicycle; the most eco-friendly way to get to work is by your own two feet.

Eating bugs is good for the environment

Every news outlet that is reporting from Beijing during the Olympics always has the same slice-of-life report about eating barbecued bugs on a stick. They only care about the ick factor, not about the eco-friendly nature or history of why Chinese would eat bugs in the first place.

Chinese pollution vs. U.S. pollution: media misses the big picture

Lately much has been made about how polluted China is; but everyone seems to forget that the U.S. has been the world's #1 greenhouse gas emitter up until last year.



Examining the Environmental Protection Agency

The group that is supposed to help the environment has hindered laws or states' efforts to protect the nation's natural world.

Eco-shaped bottles — better for the environment?

Eco-shaped bottles — better for the environment?

Half-liter eco-shaped bottles seem to be everywhere now, but what exactly are they and how are they better for the environment than regular plastic bottles?

Cleaning green

Cleaning green

Using eco-friendly cleaners is simple, cheap, and much better for the environment than harsh chemical cleansers.

The environmental hazards of fireworks

On this July 4th as many are celebrating the nation's independence by watching traditional fireworks displays, revelers should take note that these customary shows are an environmental detriment.

Voice from Tibet in China — from a Han

Although this isn't about the environment, it's about human relations and is the voice of an ethnic Han who lives and works among Tibetans in China.